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We were there – the 2011 Festival of 1000 Bikes

The Festival of 1000 BikesWhat a superb weekend, full of classic and vintage motorcycles of all sizes, shapes and types. From the modest BSA Bantam to full-on fire-breathing Manx Nortons, the Festival of 1000 Bikes really offers something for everyone. The weather was great, the organisation superb and the atmosphere was so relaxed. I’ve taken pictures of over 100 of my favourite bikes from the event and have posted them in a gallery on the Vintagebike website for you all to enjoy. Not only that but I was lucky enough to spend some time with King Kenny Roberts, Phil Read and Graeme Crosby. I’ll be running these interviews in the blog over the next couple of weeks or so.

I really can’t recommend this event highly enough. Watch out for the 2012 event….!

Here are a few of my personal favourites, but if you want more, check out the Event Gallery:

Excelsior Manxman

A superb 1938 250cc Excelsior Manxman with a great racing heritage - note the rare rear suspension

Egli Vincent Red Shadow

A superb 1330cc Egli Vincent Red Shadow, built in France by Patrick Godet. Go on, you know you deserve one...

1971 BSA B50

A stunning BSA B50 cafe racer, bored out to 572cc. My favourite of the whole show.

And don’t forget, if you want see over 100 bikes and personalities from this fantastic event, then check out the Event Gallery.

Posted July 15, 2011 by in | 1 comment

One Response to “We were there – the 2011 Festival of 1000 Bikes”

  1. Fantasic Photographs!!!!! The bikes were great but the guy’s who rode them were even better. You have a great eye. I was in the hospital this year but next year, if I’m not dead,I’ll be there!!

    Listen, I have a deal for you. Everyone has people in their lives that annoy them. For the BSA 50 I’ll take out one of them. For the Egli Vincent I’ll take them and the town they live in! For the Brough, I can arrange to have a small country vanish. LOL, I think……


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